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    导出博客文章ASHBURN, Va. Ty Rattie Jersey . -- Robert Griffin IIIs rehab started with a "cry festival." Then came a special new passcode for his cellphone and a chance to hash things with coach Mike Shanahan. Theres also been a Twitter rant about political correctness, some flak about all the wedding gifts hes received and, most recently, a suggestion from his father that the Washington Redskins should pass the ball more. On Thursday, the road back included running some drills at an off-season practice. Wearing a helmet but no jersey and sporting a large brace on his reconstructed right knee, Griffin did some handoffs and throws with other teammates recovering from injuries. Its the latest step toward his goal of playing in the season opener in September. "As soon as I woke up out of the surgery, I put the date of the first game in my phone," Griffin said. "It was the passcode of my phone for a month. ... Thats always been the goal, but Im not going to risk my career to play in one game. Yeah, Im definitely all-in on for Week 1, but Im also all-in for my career as well." It was Griffins first Redskins Park news conference of the off-season, an occasion that attracted an extraordinary media hoard to a routine May workout and showed again just how important the health of Griffins knee -- and everything else about him, for that matter -- has become in the nations capital. Start with the tears. When Griffin went under the knife on Jan. 9 -- three days after he was injured in the playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks -- he didnt know whether his ACL needed repair. When he awoke and realized that it had, he immediately went back to sleep because he couldnt deal with the news. "Its one of the things I get emotional about because it was tough at that time," Griffin said. "Yeah, I cried. Real men cry. Its doesnt matter. And I moved on. As soon as we finished our little cry festival, I put the date of the first week in my phone." In addition to the physical rehab, there also needed to be a meeting of the minds with Shanahan, who was widely criticized for leaving Griffin in the Seahawks game too long after it became clear the quarterback was injured. "We hashed everything out. We talked, and were moving forward from it," Griffin said. Griffin didnt go into specifics, instead stressing the need for everyone to be on the same page. Shanahan said the conversation was part of an overall review of the season. "You talk about things that you could have done differently," the coach said. "Things that went poorly during the season, things that went well." Griffin struck the same tone when asked about whether there should be changes to the offence, perhaps to take away some of his designed runs. He missed all or part of four games because of injuries last season, and his father told The Washington Post this week: "I want him throwing that football, a lot." "I told him thank you because thats what hes supposed to say as my father," Griffin said. "Yeah, he doesnt want to see me running out there; he wants to see me throwing the ball. Hes the one that trained me. He knows what he can do. Coach knows what I can do." Griffin also said he could make better decisions on the field to stay healthy. "The one thing everyone gets fired up about is that they say I need to change the way I play," he said. "And my view on that is: I cant change my mindset, but I can be smarter about what I do out there. Ive got a year of experience, which some might not think thats a lot, but a year of experience in the NFL is big for anyone. I know what I have to do and then what I dont have to do, so its about limiting those hits, making sure that Im staying out there for my teammates." While the rehab is tough, Griffin said its easier to endure because he also had an ACL injury while playing in college at Baylor. There were times during Thursdays practice when he seemed to be favouring the knee, but he was able to run and plant as he ran drills with what he called the "all-world uncleared team" that included fellow rehabbers Pierre Garcon and Fred Davis. "As long as you can get a little bit of work in, you still feel like youre part of the team -- even though were separated from the team," Griffin said. Griffin said the next two phases in his comeback are "explosive sprinting" and "cutting," both of which he hopes to accomplish in the next month or so. The Redskins keep saying hes "ahead of schedule," but its too early to gauge how much hell be able to practice when training camp begins in late July. "I really dont know what ahead of schedule means, except for the doctors, they keep saying hes ahead of schedule," Shanahan said. "We want to be patient with it." Griffins good-natured demeanour was a contrast to his sharp words in a pair of recent Twitter rants. Last month he tweeted that Americans "are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness" and this week hit back at criticism he received for posting a photo of a pile of wedding presents sent to him by fans. "Its really been crazy," Griffin said Thursday. "You really cant do anything or say anything without it being blown out of proportion. When it comes to the political correctness tweet ... the only thing I will say about that is theres a difference between political correctness, common sense and being offensive." Griffin, who is getting married next month, then thanked the fans for the gifts that started pouring in after his wedding registry was made public. "I didnt ask you guys to do that," he said, addressing the fans. "The media made that public, and you guys decided to get me gifts out of the generosity of your heart. ... Anything else that came after that, criticism and stuff like that, youve just got to move on and not worry about it." Mark Messier Jersey . In the lead up - which seemed to begin the moment Mike Geiger blew the whistle in Houston last Thursday night - the Impact rumour mill went into overdrive. The speculation went into meltdown mode, of the golden nugget variety. Mark Fayne Jersey . -- Peyton Manning will have all of his wide receivers available for the first time in a month when the Denver Broncos begin their playoff run Jan. . Clarkson had been dealing with an elbow injury in early January and will be out of action for at least one week. He has three goals and five assists through 36 games with the Leafs this season. TRUSSVILLE, Ala. -- Deacon Jones doesnt do orange.Jones might be the grandfather of Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson, but his allegiance has always been to the University of Alabama. He played baseball there before a rotator cuff injury cut his career short. His wife, Juanita Jones, was a cheerleader at Alabama. All three of their children graduated from there, and two of the three went on to marry Alabama people.Thats as red and white as you can get, Deacon said.Its no different when you walk in Deacons office at his home just outside Birmingham. The walls are covered with framed pictures and sports memorabilia. Theres the picture he took with Nick Saban. Theres another one of the pitching staff Deacon was a member of while at Alabama. Theres also a picture of his daughter, Jodie Carlson, posing with Bear Bryant. Jodie, Daniels mother, worked in the Alabama recruiting department when Bryant was the football coach.But the item Deacon is most proud of and the one you see when you first walk in the room -- partly because it sticks out like a sore thumb -- is an Auburn No. 38 jersey hanging on the wall.Things work out, I really think, like theyre supposed to, Deacon said. I accept things as they happen. Ive seen some things happen that I didnt understand at the time, but I look back later on and said, That was the best thing that happened.His grandson going to Auburn is one of those instances.As the son of a man who played tennis for Alabama and a woman who worked for Bear Bryant, Daniel Carlson had no choice growing up. He was going to bleed crimson. His dog was even named Bama.Though the family lived in Colorado, they still cheered for Alabama every Saturday and would typically make the trip to Tuscaloosa for a game every year. It was an opportunity for Daniels parents to show him around the campus and take him by the tennis complex or the sorority where his mother used to live.I just remember how big the stadium was, Daniel said. I was a little kid and we rarely got to go, so it was always impressive.When the time came to pick a school, Alabama wasnt an option.Deacon still remembers when Daniel, who was in high school at the time, got the call from an Alabama staff member telling him that Saban wanted to meet with him. Grandfather and grandson were driving back from Auburn, and Daniel was flying out to Colorado the next day. They agreed to drive down to Tuscaloosa in the morning and listen to what Saban had to say.When they arrived, they went to Bryant-Denny Stadium, where there was a camp going on for younger kids. Saban walked by them and, without breaking stride, said, Follow me. So they followed Saban into a room where he laid out the plan, explaining academics, football and everything in between. Then he told Daniel he wouldnt sign a kicker that he hasnt seen kick and talked about arranging a way to see him kick. The meeting itself took no more than 10 minutes.He stood up, shook Daniels hand. He turned around, said, Deacon, Ill see you later, and he was gone, Deacon said. So we got in the car and I took him back home. It was that quick.That was the last time Daniel would talk to Saban until this past summer, four years later, when he came to support his little brother, Anders, at Alabamas kicking camp. When Deacon, Daniel, Anders and the boys uncle walked into Sabans office after the camp was over, Saban looked at Daniel and said, I know who you are.Saban might not have remembered their meeting from four years ago, but its hard to forget somebody who had made seven field goals against him the past two seasons. Carlson has kept making kicks, hitting on 22 of 25 this season and becoming a finalist for the Lou Groza Award -- given to the nations top kicker -- for the second consecutive year.Jodie Carlson can do orange now. She was the only one in the family wearing orange when the family was together in the grandparents house this week. Mark Letestu Jersey. When it came time to take a family picture, she wore the Auburn scarf a relative had made for her.Shes even planning to wear orange when Auburn plays at Alabama on Saturday.I havent bought anything but orange-and-blue stuff since Daniel signed, Jodie said. Im definitely all in the Auburn family.This is the same woman who bailed on a date in college because she was so upset about Alabama losing a football game. She later met her husband on a blind date at a different Alabama football game in Birmingham.The only reason he went was because he didnt have a ticket, and I had two, she joked.Jodies allegiance to the Tide came from her dad, though, and Deacon wasnt as thrilled when Daniel first committed to Auburn. He and his wife called Daniel that day to give him a hard time about his college choice and even coined the nickname Turncoat for their grandson.That started with me, Deacon said. Daniel said he was going to Auburn, so next time I talked to him, he said, Now, Bubba, youre going to come to some of my games, arent you? I said, Turncoat, I dont do Auburn. Ill do some out-of-town games, but I dont do Auburn. Ive taken you out of the will and from now on, youll be known as Turncoat.Deacon might have been kidding about the will, but when he said he didnt do Auburn, he was serious. From 2013 to 2015, he never went to a single one of Daniels games at Auburn. Hed go see Daniel play at Mississippi State or at LSU -- he wore an Alabama shirt to Daniels game at Mississippi State -- but he wouldnt step foot on Auburns campus.That changed earlier this month when Deacon made the trip to Auburn and watched his grandson make three field goals in a 23-16 win over Vanderbilt.He even wore like a pink-orange-colored shirt, Jodie said.It was a salmon shirt, Deacon corrected her. Thats as close to orange as I get.Deacon, Juanita, Jodie, Anders and the rest of the family will be in Tuscaloosa on Saturday to watch Daniel play. Theres no telling what color shirt each of them will be wearing or even which team they will be rooting for. Its family, but theres also a lot on the line for No. 1 Alabama. Theyd love to see the Tide win another national championship this year.Were conflicted, Juanita said. We love that little fella.Before you assume anything, the same thing happened two years ago. It was Daniels first Iron Bowl as Auburns starting kicker, and Alabama was ranked No. 1 in the country, vying for a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff. Two days before the game, Daniel left after practice and drove up to his grandparents house to spend Thanksgiving with his family. It was the last time hed see any of them until Saturday after the game.I remember the last thing Grandpa said was, Hey, I hope you kick like four or five field goals and do great, and you still lose, Daniel said. And sure enough, thats what happened.Daniel made five field goals, including four in the first half, but Alabama rallied in the second half and won the game 55-44.He called me that night after the game, Daniel said. He was really happy. Of course, he was bummed I lost. But at the same time, its really funny that it actually happened. I think thats almost the ideal scenario for him.What about this year? What would happen if Daniel had a chance to kick a game-winning field goal at the end of the Iron Bowl to spoil the Tides perfect season?I think Id like for him to make it, Deacon said.Deacon might not wear orange. He might have waited until this year to go see Daniel play a game at Jordan-Hare Stadium. But jokes and nicknames aside, nothing is more important than family.Its always been in good fun and in good humor, Jodie said. Our family love is much stronger than any sport. NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '
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